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Cinnamon nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Spices, cinnamon, ground
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Cinnamon Glycemic index (GI)

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Cinnamon consists 80% of carbohydrates, of which the pressing majority is made up of dietary fiber. One serving size of ground cinnamon contains less than 0.1g of sugars. For that reason cinnamon spice has a very low glycemic index.

Cinnamon supplementation to a high glycemic index meal can significantly reduce the elevation of the blood glucose, by lowering the starch conversion into blood glucose (1). White bread has a high glycemic index of 100. After adding 2.5% cinnamon to the bread, the glycemic index is lowered to 63±7 (2).

In addition to the low glycemic index, cinnamon was also found to have beneficial effects on health. Research has found that cinnamon consumption may improve anthropometric parameters, glycemic indices and lipid profile of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (3).

Cinnamon tea intake also helps improve blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (4).

In summary, cinnamon consumption can be recommended for individuals with diabetes, as it can contribute notable antidiabetic activities.

Sources.

  1. http://www.als-journal.com/712-19/
  2. https://europepmc.org/article/med/24199490
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29605574/
  4. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341642135
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Profession: Yerevan State Medical University
Last updated: March 20, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Cinnamon

Cinnamon
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
74 with glucose (glucose 100) http://www.als-journal.com/712-19/
N/A (-)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
0.25 tsp (0.5 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-19.3 (alkaline)
Calories
247
96% Carbs
95% Calcium
93% Fiber
93% Iron
84% Potassium
Explanation: The given food contains more Carbs than 96% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Carbs than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calcium, Fiber, Iron, and Potassium.

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Macronutrients chart

4% 2% 81% 11% 4%
Protein:
Daily Value: 8%
3.99 g of 50 g
8%
Fats:
Daily Value: 2%
1.24 g of 65 g
2%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 27%
80.59 g of 300 g
27%
Water:
Daily Value: 1%
10.58 g of 2,000 g
1%
Other:
3.6 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
2%
Total Fat 1g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate 81g
212%
Dietary Fiber 53g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 1,002mg 0%

Iron 8mg 100%

Potassium 431mg 13%

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The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114% 2279% 17% 6%
Calcium: 1002 mg of 1,000 mg 100%
Iron: 8.32 mg of 8 mg 104%
Magnesium: 60 mg of 420 mg 14%
Phosphorus: 64 mg of 700 mg 9%
Potassium: 431 mg of 3,400 mg 13%
Sodium: 10 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 1.83 mg of 11 mg 17%
Copper: 0.339 mg of 1 mg 38%
Manganese: 17.466 mg of 2 mg 759%
Selenium: 3.1 µg of 55 µg 6%
Choline: 11 mg of 550 mg 2%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
1002 mg
TOP 5%
Iron
8.32 mg
TOP 7%
Potassium
431 mg
TOP 16%
Magnesium
60 mg
TOP 19%
Copper
0.339 mg
TOP 24%
Manganese
17.466 mg
TOP 25%
Zinc
1.83 mg
TOP 41%
Selenium
3.1 µg
TOP 72%
Phosphorus
64 mg
TOP 73%
Choline
11 mg
TOP 84%
Sodium
10 mg
TOP 85%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
Vitamin A: 295 IU of 5,000 IU 6%
Vitamin E : 2.32 mg of 15 mg 15%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 3.8 mg of 90 mg 4%
Vitamin B1: 0.022 mg of 1 mg 2%
Vitamin B2: 0.041 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B3: 1.332 mg of 16 mg 8%
Vitamin B5: 0.358 mg of 5 mg 7%
Vitamin B6: 0.158 mg of 1 mg 12%
Folate: 6 µg of 400 µg 2%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 31.2 µg of 120 µg 26%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
295 IU
TOP 29%
Vitamin C
3.8 mg
TOP 31%
Vitamin E
2.32 mg
TOP 39%
Vitamin K
31.2 µg
TOP 45%
Vitamin B6
0.158 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B3
1.332 mg
TOP 64%
Vitamin B5
0.358 mg
TOP 69%
Folate
6 µg
TOP 76%
Vitamin B2
0.041 mg
TOP 83%
Vitamin B1
0.022 mg
TOP 86%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 53% 39% 32% 28% 35% 23% 26% 37% 51%
Tryptophan: 49 mg of 280 mg 18%
Threonine: 136 mg of 1,050 mg 13%
Isoleucine: 146 mg of 1,400 mg 10%
Leucine: 253 mg of 2,730 mg 9%
Lysine: 243 mg of 2,100 mg 12%
Methionine: 78 mg of 1,050 mg 7%
Phenylalanine: 146 mg of 1,750 mg 8%
Valine: 224 mg of 1,820 mg 12%
Histidine: 117 mg of 700 mg 17%

Fat type information

0.345% 0.246% 0.068%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g

Carbohydrate type breakdown

1.04% 1.11%
Starch: g
Sucrose: 0.02 g
Glucose: 1.04 g
Fructose: 1.11 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g

Fiber content ratio for Cinnamon

2.17% 53.1% 25.32%
Sugar: 2.17 g
Fiber: 53.1 g
Other: 25.32 g

All nutrients for Cinnamon per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 10% 66% 3.99g 1.4 times more than Broccoli
Fats 2% 72% 1.24g 26.9 times less than Cheese
Carbs 27% 4% 80.59g 2.9 times more than Rice
Calories 12% 39% 247kcal 5.3 times more than Orange
Fructose 1% 86% 1.11g 5.3 times less than Apple
Sugar 0% 59% 2.17g 4.1 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 212% 7% 53.1g 22.1 times more than Orange
Calcium 100% 5% 1002mg 8 times more than Milk
Iron 104% 7% 8.32mg 3.2 times more than Beef
Magnesium 14% 19% 60mg 2.3 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 9% 73% 64mg 2.8 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 13% 16% 431mg 2.9 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 0% 85% 10mg 49 times less than White Bread
Zinc 17% 41% 1.83mg 3.4 times less than Beef
Copper 38% 24% 0.34mg 2.4 times more than Shiitake
Vitamin E 15% 39% 2.32mg 1.6 times more than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 4% 31% 3.8mg 13.9 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 2% 86% 0.02mg 12.1 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 3% 83% 0.04mg 3.2 times less than Avocado
Vitamin B3 8% 64% 1.33mg 7.2 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 7% 69% 0.36mg 3.2 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 12% 54% 0.16mg 1.3 times more than Oat
Folate 2% 76% 6µg 10.2 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin K 26% 45% 31.2µg 3.3 times less than Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 86% 0.05mg 6.2 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 87% 0.14mg 5.3 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 88% 0.15mg 6.3 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 88% 0.25mg 9.6 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 83% 0.24mg 1.9 times less than Tofu
Methionine 0% 85% 0.08mg 1.2 times less than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 88% 0.15mg 4.6 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 86% 0.22mg 9.1 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 85% 0.12mg 6.4 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Saturated Fat 2% 73% 0.35g 17.1 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 77% 0.25g 39.8 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 88% 0.07g 693.7 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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